Since most of us pretty much watched Daniel Radcliffe grow up in front of us thanks to the Harry Potter films, it’s occasionally a bit disconcerting to see him taking on a role that’s so clearly not Harry Potter. (I realize this is unfair. I cannot help it despite myself.)
And yet, Radcliffe seems to finally be making his first definitive strides away from Potter typecasting with his latest role: He plays poet Allen Ginsberg in upcoming biopic Kill Your Darlings and, well. It looks as though his performance – and this movie in general – might surprise everyone.
It is 1944 in New York City, and a murder draws together the great poets of the beat generation. Radcliffe plays a young Ginsberg during his years at Columbia, and the film is based on a real-life murder mystery. Interested? Read on.